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266th pope of the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis: 266th pope of the Catholic Church
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian who reigned in the 8th century.

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Pope urges COVID-19 vaccines for poorest nations in Easter message [Video]

Pope urges COVID-19 vaccines for poorest nations in Easter message

Describing vaccines as an ”essential tool" in the pandemic battle, Pope Francis called for a “spirit of global responsibility” to ensure the poorest nations can access the shots.

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Pope Francis celebrates subdued Easter Sunday Mass [Video]

Pope Francis celebrates subdued Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis presided over a subdued Easter Mass at the Vatican with few participants, all wearing masks and carefully spread out along the pews. It is the second year that the coronavirus pandemic..

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Pope Francis leads Good Friday celebrations at the Vatican [Video]

Pope Francis leads Good Friday celebrations at the Vatican

Pope Francis presided over Easter celebrations at the Vatican on Friday.

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Pope laments weariness and hardship in pandemic’s second year [Video]

Pope laments weariness and hardship in pandemic’s second year

Pope Francis has celebrated a second Palm Sunday Mass without crowds of faithful at the Vatican, saying that while shock dominated the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, people are now more weary,..

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Pope Francis ends epic Iraq tour preaching peace [Video]

Pope Francis ends epic Iraq tour preaching peace

Pope Francis' whirlwind tour of Iraq has come to an end, with the pontiff saying Iraq would "always remain with me, in my heart" as he departed from Baghdad international airport on Monday. Adam Reed..

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Iraqi priest dances for joy over Pope's arrival [Video]

Iraqi priest dances for joy over Pope's arrival

"I felt I was flying like an angel," Father Roni Momika said when Reuters caught up with him after he showcased his dance moves in the streets of Qaraqosh, moments before the arrival of Pope Francis.

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Pope ends Iraq visit after mass in ISIL-ravaged city of Mosul [Video]

Pope ends Iraq visit after mass in ISIL-ravaged city of Mosul

On the third day of his first visit to Iraq, Pope Francis has been sending a message of hope, healing and unity to the victims of war.

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Pope Francis visits Iraqi church once attacked by ISIS [Video]

Pope Francis visits Iraqi church once attacked by ISIS

During his historic trip to Iraq, Pope Francis traveled to the northern part of the country where he visited several sites that had been attacked by ISIS. CNN’s Ben Wedeman has more.

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On GPS: Pope Francis visits Iraq [Video]

On GPS: Pope Francis visits Iraq

CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman joins Fareed from Erbil for a report on the first ever visit of a Pontiff to the country.

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Pope Francis holds prayer for Iraq's war victims in church ruins [Video]

Pope Francis holds prayer for Iraq's war victims in church ruins

Pope Francis called for peaceful coexistence and prayed for Iraq's war victims in Mosul.

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Pope Francis blesses faithful at church in Qaraqosh [Video]

Pope Francis blesses faithful at church in Qaraqosh

Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians to forgive and to rebuild as he visited church ruins in the war-ravaged north.

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In Mosul, Pope frees dove and prays for the dead [Video]

In Mosul, Pope frees dove and prays for the dead

Pope Francis prayed for peace, and for the dead, in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, before heading to the town of Qaraqosh, where Christian communities are starting to rebuild. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Town previously overrun by ISIS prepares to host Pope Francis [Video]

Town previously overrun by ISIS prepares to host Pope Francis

When residents returned to the mostly Christian town of Qaraqosh after Iraqi forces drove out ISIS, they found homes looted and burnt, churches scorched and vandalized, symbols of Christianity smashed..

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Pope Francis calls on Iraqi Christians to forgive and rebuild post war [Video]

Pope Francis calls on Iraqi Christians to forgive and rebuild post war

Pope Francis visited Iraq's war-ravaged north to pray for victims and call for peace in the first-ever papal visit to the country.

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In Mosul, Pope releases dove and prays for dead [Video]

In Mosul, Pope releases dove and prays for dead

A visibly moved Pope Francis released a white dove and held a prayer for war victims while visiting Iraq's ruined city of Mosul on Sunday.

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Pope Francis visits Iraq’s war-ravaged north on last day of tour [Video]

Pope Francis visits Iraq’s war-ravaged north on last day of tour

Pope arrives in Erbil and is expected to visit Mosul, visit small Christian community of Qaraqosh.

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Pope bids farewell to top Shi'ite cleric [Video]

Pope bids farewell to top Shi'ite cleric

Pope Francis bid farewell to Top Shi'te Cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani after he held a historic meeting with him on Saturday in a show of appeal for coexistence in a land torn by sectarianism..

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Pope Francis meets Iraq’s Shia leader al-Sistani [Video]

Pope Francis meets Iraq’s Shia leader al-Sistani

Muslim leaders in Najaf say the pope's visit highlights Iraq's central place for all religions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

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Pope calls on world financial leaders to reduce debt burden of poorer countries

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Pope Francis has told the world's financial leaders that poor countries hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus should have their debt burden reduced.
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Pope pays surprise visit to Vatican vaccine centre for homeless people

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Pope Francis visited the Vatican's vaccination centre for the poor and homeless on Good Friday.
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'Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': Pope's message to packed Erbil stadium

'iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': pope's message to packed erbil stadium
Pope Francis has said Mass to thousands of people in the packed Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil.
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Pope visits Mosul - former Islamic State stronghold in Iraq

Pope Francis has arrived in Mosul on his tour of Iraq, a former stronghold of terror group Islamic State.
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Pope Francis's historic visit has given Iraqis hope of more tolerant days ahead

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This extraordinary and historic papal visit to Iraq may have been risky and controversial.
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'Look beyond our differences': Pope Francis meets with senior Iraqi Shia cleric

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Pope Francis has met Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - Iraq's top Shia cleric - at the Islamic scholar's home in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
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Pope Francis arrives at home of senior Iraqi Shi'ite cleric

Pope Francis has arrived at the home of Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - southern Iraq's top shi'ite cleric - in a historic meeting of Catholic and Shi'ite Muslim leadership.
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Pope expresses solidarity with people of Myanmar as thousands protest against coup

Pope Francis has expressed his "solidarity with the people" of Myanmar protesting at last week's military coup..
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Pope Francis Eating Too Much Pasta, Needs Diet Change For Sore Back

Pope Francis is way too kneedy ... he eats too much pasta, and his doctors want him to drastically change his diet ... from A to Ziti. The pasta-loving Pontiff's being advised to lose at least 4 lbs to..
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The Pope Compares Abortion To Hiring A Hitman

Pope Francis just compared abortion to hiring a hitman ... because he says both acts are designed to get rid of a problem. The Pope made his comment to Argentinian women who oppose a new, proposed law..
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Pope Francis Meeting With 5 NBA Players at Vatican to Discuss Social Justice

Pope Francis has invited 5 NBA players to his home court -- The Vatican -- for a 1-hour meeting Monday about social justice issues. The 5-player delegation features Sterling Brown -- the former..
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'ANTM' Model Toccara Jones Says The Pope and Drake Both Like Booty Pics

Toccara Jones has no problem with Pope Francis double-tapping a pic of a bootylicious model -- allegedly -- and thinks all clergy should be free to explore their feelings ... like a certain rapper. The..
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Defend seafaring workers hit hard by pandemic, Pope says

Pope Francis paid tribute on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships due to the coronavirus pandemic, a situation the United Nations has said poses a risk to the safe operation..
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Pope appeals for end to Libyan civil war

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for both sides in the Libyan civil war to seek peace, urging the international community to facilitate talks and protect refugees and migrants he said were victims of..
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Don't celebrate victory over coronavirus too soon, Pope tells Italians

Pope Francis on Sunday warned Italians to not let their guard down against coronavirus now that infection rates have fallen and urged them to obey government rules on social distancing and wearing..
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Pope urges U.S reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is "self-destructive and..
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Pope condemns racism and violence in U.S., calls for national reconciliation

Pope Francis broke his silence on the unrest in the United States on Wednesday, saying no one can "turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion" but condemning violence as "self-destructive and..
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Pope makes anti-corruption spending rules mandatory in Vatican

Pope Francis has approved sweeping new rules for procurement and spending in the Vatican meant to cut costs, ensure transparent competition and reduce the risk of corruption in awarding contracts.
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People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis

Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns.
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Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says

Pope Francis on Saturday urged politicians to divert funds spent on weapons to research to prevent another pandemic, as he led the largest gathering in the Vatican in nearly three months.
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Vatican, Italy resume public church services as lockdown eases

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Monday and Catholic churches across Italy held public Masses for the first time in two months, in the latest easing..
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Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica on Monday and Catholic churches held public Masses for the first time in two months in the latest easing of Italy's coronavirus..
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Pope joins inter-faith prayers against coronavirus, irks ultra-conservatives

Pope Francis joined an inter-faith day of prayer on Thursday to call on God to end the coronavirus pandemic, brushing aside criticism from ultra-conservative Catholic groups, with one accusing him of..
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Coronavirus drains Vatican coffers as income falls, deficits loom

Late last month, the Vatican announced the coronavirus pandemic had forced Pope Francis to postpone an annual fund raising campaign among Catholics worldwide to help him carry out his ministry.
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Pope praises nurses' role in fighting coronavirus

Pope Francis praised the work of nurses around the world on Tuesday, saying the coronavirus crisis had shown how vital their service is, as he appealed to governments to invest more in healthcare.
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Merkel and Pope Francis want to help poor countries face pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis discussed the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world in a phone call on Thursday and agreed on the need to help poorer countries, her..
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Coronavirus is no excuse to exploit workers, pope says

Pope Francis said on Wednesday employers must respect the dignity of workers, particularly migrants, despite economic difficulties brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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Pope says coronavirus vaccine must be shared worldwide

Pope Francis called on Sunday for international scientific cooperation to discover a vaccine for the coronavirus and said any successful vaccine should be made available around the world.
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Pope says obey rules during exit from coronavirus lockdowns

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged people to obey rules aimed at preventing a devastating second wave of infections as their leaders begin to ease coronavirus lockdowns.
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On Earth Day, pope says nature will not forgive our trespasses

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be..
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Pope, on eve of summit, urges fractured EU to find unity over coronavirus

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Europe to remain united in overcoming the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, speaking on the eve of an EU summit to discuss a huge but divisive economic stimulus..
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Pope postpones two mega-events by a year because of coronavirus

Pope Francis has postponed two major international Catholic Church events by a year because of the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican said on Monday.
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Pope to politicians: To fight coronavirus, put country before party

Pope Francis urged politicians on Monday to put aside partisan differences in order to deal with the coronavirus crisis in a united way.
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Recovery from coronavirus must be just and equitable, pope says

Pope Francis called on Sunday for an all-embracing vision of the world after the Covid-19 crisis, saying moving on without global solidarity or excluding sectors of society from the recovery would..
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Protect women from domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns: pope

Pope Francis said on Monday society had to stand behind women victims of domestic violence, as abuse increased around the world during coronavirus lockdowns.
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Banish 'self-centredness', pope tells the world as it faces coronavirus

Pope Francis called on Sunday for global solidarity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, urging the relaxation of international sanctions, debt relief for poor nations and..
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'Be messengers of life in a time of death,' pope says on Easter eve

Pope Francis urged people to "not yield to fear" and focused on a "message of hope" as he led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic and called..
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On Good Friday, Pope hears sorrows of prisoners and victims

Pope Francis presided at a "Way of the Cross" service held in an empty St. Peter's Square on Friday because of the coronavirus outbreak and listened as both prisoners and their victims recounted their..
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Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis prostrated himself on the floor of an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Friday to pray at a "Passion of the Lord" service commemorating Jesus' last hours of life and his crucifixion, an event..
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On Holy Thursday, pope hails front-line 'saints' helping virus victims

Pope Francis presided at a scaled-down Holy Thursday Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, praising ordinary doctors, nurses and priests who risk their lives helping coronavirus victims as "the saints..
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Pope condemns those trying to make quick buck off coronavirus

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned people he said were exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to turn a quick profit and decried the "hypocrisy" of how some politicians are dealing with the crisis.
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After Pell acquittal, pope compares 'unjust sentences' to persecution of Jesus

Just hours after Australia's highest court threw out the sex abuse conviction of the Vatican's former treasurer, Pope Francis offered his morning Mass for all those who suffer from unjust sentences,..
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After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences"

Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexual abuse, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer today from unjust..
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After Pell sentence, pope prays for those suffering 'unjust sentences'

Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexually assaulting two choirboys, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer..
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Pope opens Holy Week amid pandemic; says now is the time to serve

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the..
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Senior Italian cardinal, papal vicar for Rome, has coronavirus

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis' vicar for the diocese of Rome, on Monday became the highest-ranking Catholic official known to test positive for coronavirus.
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Pope backs UN chief's call for global ceasefire to focus on coronavirus

Pope Francis on Sunday backed a call by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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